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This is where we keep all our 30BaD testimonials! Please share your positive experiences from being HCRV and from being a member here. We encourage you to share before and after pics, stories of how 30BaD has helped you on your HCRV path and anything else you feel is relevant. This will be a great positive space for newbies to come and be inspired by those who have succeeded on the lifestyle before them with the assistance of the 30BaD crew :) Please thank Elle for coming up with this brilliant idea!

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Comment by Janice Morris on March 22, 2015 at 5:00am

Wow..Thank You!! If the time ever comes where money vs food is an issue, rice is VERY affordable, as I am sure you know.

Comment by Elizabeth Rivas on March 22, 2015 at 4:28am

Hello All,

So let me start by saying that I come from a position of terrible health issues. for the last 10 years I was in and out of the drs office. On disability home in bed sooooo sick and back to work on and off back and forth. The last 8 years have some of the hardest in my life. I followed the drs orders took meds that i felt weren't working was diagnosed with depression, diagnosed with ulcers, irritable bowel, had a hysterectomy and cholecystectomy (my gallbladder was removed when it became gangrenous). I had enough. One day i decided to take everything out of my diet and see what was cause the sever digestive issue. So I when on a juice fast. Well after 4 days i was cranky tired irritable, and feeling worse. So i went on the fat sick and nearly dead site in in the corner of the website was a advertisement for going vegan. I though I'll be able to eat again and still remove all the junk? hmm i'm in. so over 18 month i lost 60 lbs and was happier and healthier than ever. When i lost my job and we had to choose between lights and food. Staying vegan wasn't a choice we hwere worried about if this month would be the month we lost our home. I still stayed as close to vegas possible . Somehow that didn't make me feel any better. We a few months ago I started working again and immediately came back to my vegan lifelstyle and and going through the difficulties of stretching my stomach again grr. However I feel soo much better. I've made mistake but I've also made progress for the positive. Thank you Freely and durian for showing me that I don't have to live in pain or harm innocent animal to be healthy. I still have a long way to go but i feel it getting easier and more exciting everyday.

Comment by Orion Ani on March 13, 2015 at 1:52am
Before and after are like night and day.
Comment by Sabrina Rubio on March 13, 2015 at 12:50am
I am very new to all of this, actually doing it at least. I come from a Hispanic family who consumes animal products on the daily. I'm looking for a change for my health and my mind. Right now I'm weighing 168 and have little by little been cutting out dairy, cheese and meats especially. I'm hopeful and determined. Thank you freelee for opening my eyes!
Comment by Chuck Gangahar on February 2, 2015 at 10:53am

I lost 14lbs in 12-months. I weighed 190lbs a year ago, now I'm down to 176 consistently. It's pretty cool now that I don't even crave coffee in the mornings. I saved a lot of money this year too b/c giving up meat products, dairy products, etc. Even though I was frustrated with not losing more weight - there have been other positive side effects of the rawtil4 lifestyle which I didn't really expect. The biggest one is now I actually have the energy and motivation to start up a blog, youtube channel and do lots of things which I had been procrastinating before. For example, I thought about joining 30bad over a year ago but just kept avoiding it!! Haha how moronic that was! I guess the old way of thinking was that I needed to do everything alone and without help. Now I want to contribute my knowledge to the people on this lifestyle especially those who are just starting out because I am going through the same things that other people are.

Comment by Janice Morris on January 31, 2015 at 12:25pm

Outstanding Jordan!

Comment by Jordan Nicole on January 31, 2015 at 10:15am

Like so many here I have been unhealthy and I am still working towards a better me. I now think we can always continue to improve on ourselves no mater where we are in life. I have lost 25 pounds since becoming vegan and it has taken a year. I know many people consider that slow but I know it is right for me and I can finally accept that. 

I will not bore you with all the details but I can give a simple run down on my health the last 24 years. I have been bulimic since I was 8 years old or younger. I hid it and never told a soul until I finally told my husband 6 months ago. I finally decided to do something about it and I am 30 days in to no binging and purging and I see the future bright and clear! I just told myself I do not have to do that anymore and it was a weight off my shoulders.

I have been sick most of my life with constant body aches, extreme bowel issues, cystic acne, painful monthly cycles, and stomach aches. I had sore throats to the point of 2 tonsillectomies in my teens. I had pains and bleeding in my ear for 2 years until doctors found a tumor which took 2 surgeries at over 7 hours each and left me with no hearing in my right ear. 

My only wish is that I had found this lifestyle sooner. Many of my problems have cleared up. My skin looks better, my stomach and bowels are doing better than I ever knew possible, my cycle is finally regular (although still painful), and I have even changed my views on life! I was obsessed with having the best of everything and wasting my money. I no longer have those urges to buy the hottest new makeup palettes every week or get my hair died monthly. I still love to get dressed up and do my makeup. But I am happy using the same things over and over instead of buying something new for every occasion.  I am so much happier with who I am now that I do not have to seek those things out.

I know I have a road ahead that does not end as long as I live but for once that road is filled with adventures, health, and memories instead of being bogged down with an abundance of material items and sickness. 

Comment by Taylor Johnason McCloskey on January 25, 2015 at 5:22pm
Comment by Andi on January 6, 2015 at 5:24pm
Whilst on the topic of weight, My mum said "I don't know why your having trouble loosing weight you don't eat badly". Well it just goes to show that what the majority of people consider good is not really. Sure I rarely ate takeaway, nor deep fried foods and avoided red meat, but after this comment was made which also sparked the realisation that ...hey yeah it's not normal to constantly feel bloated and still be chubby after eating what is considered a fairly decent diet.

My research lead me to Freelee and I lost 20kg in one year, most of it within 9mths, weight loss has slowed down as if not as much to loose and I feel fantastic. My brother said this is the best I have ever looked.

Thanks Freelee! I cannot thank you enough. Although I don't feel the need for your eBook as I've watched all your Vlogs I bought it anyway just to give back, and I'm sure I will learn new stuff also.
Comment by Marlz on November 30, 2014 at 6:23pm

Warning this is a long one :D 

I'm Marlon. 19, I live In London....

I thought I'd share my story with everyone but it was too long for me to post in this thread....

http://www.30bananasaday.com/profiles/blogs/my-journey-to-veganism

Comment by Penny Reeves on November 16, 2014 at 6:51am

I have a health problem that affects my nervous system.  It's something I was born with and is progressive.  Luckily for me I have always been active and health conscious so physically healthy.  Over the past 5 years the nerve condition has been deteriorating quickly but due to my physical health I have been able to cope better than expected.  I have been vegetarian for 20+ years and sadly, only became vegan a year ago.  I don't know what took me so long but I could kick myself for not making the change earlier.  Because I have been able to do less and less physically, I have been looking for better ways to treat my body and stumbled upon rawtill4.  It's the best thing that't happened to me.  I originally became vegetarian because of my love for all animals and was ashamed when I looked further into the cruelty in the dairy industry so became vegan, now I'm following this program I have much more energy and don't have the huge energy crashes that had bee plaguing me.  I am go grateful for all the fantastic nutritional facts that others share on the forum.  The last few months have been a educational experience that I am so thankful for.  Thank you everyone, if only more people would embrace this lifestyle instead of ridiculing it.

Comment by Sean Eicher on October 11, 2014 at 9:32am

I found this lifestyle through my friend Kodiak who is a high carb low fat raw vegan. Let me tell you about myself before this lifestyle. I have always been a active individual. I have always loved running and ran around 15 miles a week along with P90X daily, but then I had jaw surgery. I wasn't able to be active for a year because of this. I went from 170 pounds up to 187. After this I just wasn't really feeling motivated to workout and always craved sweets. Then around November of last year I started running and lifting again, but still wasn't getting the results I wanted. At the beginning of this year I started RT4 and within week in a noticed a lot. My skin started clearing, my energy levels were at a all time peak. I myself was feeling the best I ever have. I now have gone from 185 pounds in the beginning of January to now being 150 pounds. I am in the best shape I have been in my life and my energy, but as well recovery time is off the chart. I am now running an average of 40 miles a week, but as well still doing my P90X workouts cause I enjoy them. I eat until I'm satisfied and trust me I pack in the carbs. I swear I just keep getting leaner and leaner. My passion for running and this lifestyle now has gotten me to be the happiest I have. Thank you Durianrider and Freelee. I have been now even spreading the word and telling people what I do.

Comment by Adriana Sanchez on September 8, 2014 at 3:09pm

Fresh off the nasty meat wagon and slowly but surely getting on the HIGH CARB RAW VEGAN lifestyle :) Very very excited yet nervous about this. This week (i HOPE) I'll be going to going grocery shopping for my first week of the 30-day Raw Till 4 challenge! I downloaded and printed out Freelee's 7 day meal and exercise plan, made a grocery shopping list of all the fruit/veg I'll need for a week, made a detailed explanation of every meal I'm going eat with its cooking instructions... I've finally done it the organized way instead of being a hot mess as I usually am hahah. Like I said, I'm both nervous and excited to see how this all goes... But I think mostly excited :) Can't wait to post before and after photos, share my feelings/symptoms/changes. Aside from feeling great from the inside out, I'm very much looking forward to hopefully seeing changes in my fat percentage (I want it to decrease) and also hopefully get clearer skin. To those of you who did the 30day RT4 challenge, how was your experience like? I want to know everything!

Comment by Angel Murkerson on September 7, 2014 at 12:58pm
Day two and maybe it's in my head maybe not but I have felt more energetic today than I have in a long long time!
Comment by Bernard De Klerk on September 5, 2014 at 1:21am

Wow, a bit earlier the year in the comments I posted [Comment by Bernard De Klerk on April 23, 2014 at 1:11am]  that I was 90kg. Today I'm sitting at 74kg - oh how time flies when you're vegan and losing weight <3

Comment by hannah jordan on August 10, 2014 at 6:38am

Ive had crohns since i was 11, had an eating disorder when i was 15, been living the vegan life for 5 months now without my mom knowing. Im scared to tell her because she thinks its an eating disorder. since eating this way ALL my symptoms have vanished. she thinks its magic, and she right it is.... this life style is magic. I NEED TO HEAR FROM OTHER CROHNIES!!!!!!!  for times and i need to show her the proof this helps the disease!!

Comment by Janice Morris on August 9, 2014 at 2:32am

The pasta the pasta the pasta. Forget about what others are eating successfully and start using your body as your experiment.  I will bet you if you drop all rice, pasta and potatoes you will see improvements within 7 days.  If you feel the need for some density , soak some seeds and use as a dressing every few days.  Step up the vegies, cooked or otherwise and things will shift. 

Comment by Orion Ani on July 31, 2014 at 12:38pm
Thank You,
Seriously started the Raw til 4 January 29, 2014 . Six months later, 55 lbs lighter, blood pressure normal without bp medication, cholesterol levels are reduced, and I feel great. I have lots more energy, sleep and awaken faster with easy. I'm exercising daily, gaining stamina and strength.
Raw Vegan Life is the one for me.
Namaste :-)
Comment by EasyVeganism on July 30, 2014 at 7:24pm
Where to start, I guess at the beginning.
I like many of you was taught that meat, fish and dairy were things that are good for you, it was only when I started to see videos of animal cruelty ie medical experiments and the testing of cosmetics along with videos of starving children in Africa did I come to understand the suffering that was going on in the world. That was about 18 years ago when I was 13, I stopped using products tested on animals wherever possible because for everyone you buy that's one they make and always popped my spare change in the charity box in the grocery store. As the years went on I became more aware of the impacts we have on the planet, such as deforestation, intensive farming, horrible animal testing and climate change. I thought that buying products not tested on animals, buying free-range organic meat and walking to my local grocery store rather than driving was enough and adequate. HOW WRONG was I! Through misinformation and lack of education I had became a corporate pawn, mindlessly slogging through life, buying things I didn't need and taking things from the planet I had no right in taking.

My lifestyle change happened quite recently, In four years I had put on 3 stone in weight and was feeling miserable. The reason for the weight gain was simple, I had stopped exercising and my diet was crap, drinking beer most nights of the week, eating chocolate, high fat foods like curries, pizzas and lots of meat and cheese, and to top it off drinking a few energy drinks just so I had the energy to do my job. So I decided to get in shape, I started cycling to work, well I tried, the motivation was there but I just didn't have the energy, I thought maybe if I get a road bike it would be a little easier to pedal and a lot quicker to get work, so that's what I did, I bought a road bike, and it was a hell of a lot easier to get to work on but I was still struggling!

With cycling not getting any easier I thought I would go on YouTube to look for some Cycling Tips videos, I watched a few and came across this scruffy Aussie called Durianrider, I watched the video, enjoyed it and started watched more of his cycling videos and subscribed to his channel. I liked the guy he was funny as f*** so I wasn't picky on what videos I watched of his, it was at that point where my life had changed, this guy was educating me, informing me about what I'm actually putting in my body, how bad it is for me and how the food is actually produced, from that point on I started to make a change, I started a vegan lifestyle.

My vegan experience has been a bumpy road so far, I watched almost all of Durianriders videos and most of Freelees, it wasn't until I watched Earthlings that I truly grasped the scale and horror of what we were doing to the planet, I am ashamed that I was a part of it for such a long time. Then I read The China Study, my shame has now turned to anger, how is it that these bastards have known about these findings for so long and still we give our kids milk in school, continue to market low fat dairy and lean meat as health food, it's shocking.

Now I've been educated properly and eating vegan I feel enlightened and I will be forever thankful to that scruffy Aussie bloke on his bike. Thank you Durianrider
Comment by Msp on July 30, 2014 at 12:49am
Hi this is just week 2 for me. I'm loving it! I hope to find support and acceptance! I'm a mom of 7 who has been Mom mom mom mom mom for 22 years and loving it now I need to have a bit of my own identity back. This journey started for me in November with weight loss. 70 lbs so far. I still have a long way to go but now I want healthy also. I want to feel good have energy and be strong and FULL! I have a lot to learn and I feel I can. I never thought I could do yoga at my weight but I did. Now it's been 7 months and I love it ! This site is very motivating. Good job to all!

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